Monnie Burke's

4.7
282 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Modern American restaurant with creative craft cocktails, an expansive private outdoor patio and brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Now open in the heart of Pilsen.
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Specials

Happy Hour Specials!

We now have Happy Hour specials every Monday - Thursday from 4-6pm! Specials include $8 Featured Cocktails, $10 Pretzel & Truffle Fondue & $9 Pork Belly Sliders.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 5, 2018

Ends: December 6, 2117

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for a special Mother's Day brunch buffet and a la carte dinner on Sunday, May 12! More details and menu coming soon.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Gather your friends and family and join us for a special Easter brunch buffet and a la carte dinner on Sunday, April 21! More details and menu coming soon.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 282 People Are Saying
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M
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is delicious! Lamb belly tacos...make them a meal!
My family will be back!

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D
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Excellent lamb tacos. Great drinks. Go for the outdoor patio.

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LD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good, place looked upscale, and staff were friendly. Unfortunately management and waitstaff were not on the same page. Managers would stop by and handle part of our order without telling the waitress. So our order was not correct and took a long time. We were offered a free dessert to make up for the wait. The manager asked us what our dietary restrictions were, and the waitress brought the dessert menu and explained what Desserts I could have. Before my dessert order was taken, a dessert arrived that the manager had simply selected for us. The waitress was surprised and had to return to the kitchen to make sure it was modified for my allergy. Finally, we were accidentally charged for a coffee we hadn’t ordered.

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VS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service by every staff member. 3 out of the 5 shareables from the new Spring menu were phenomenal. The creative use of ingredients resulted in multi-layered and complex dishes. Ooh Mami and Oscar Valentin’s cocktails were exactly what I look for in a well-crafted cocktail that is deserving of a $11 price tag.

We’ll be back!

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Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! Our fabulous waiter, Mike, provided great recommendations & detailed descriptions of dishes from appetizers to desserts. We tried items based on his advice and were not disappointed once! Everything was fresh, prepared perfectly and delighted or tastebuds! One of our best Chicago dining experiences ever! Looking forward to visiting again to enjoy more from the menu and take advantage of the expansive patio as soon as weather permits.

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SP
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space with huge outdoor seating (wherever everyone but us went). The bar-area seating, including the high tops was perfect for our birthday party celebration. Great cocktails with novel ingredients (Chai Vermouth for the Manhattan) and very good wines.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Service was spectacular, very attentive. Ambiance was inviting. Great dining experience! I will be back!

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GR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, drinks, atmosphere, and staff are amazing at Monnie Burke's!! Definitely recommend!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing cocktails and everything on the menu was amazing! Must get the scallops. The staff was so nice and so helpful. Some of our party was half hour late but they were happy to hold the table for us! Tipsy gardener was best drink on the menu!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great as always!

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GP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service in this establishment is fantastic. From being greeted and being made feel welcome to the level of detail of service at the bar, everything was great! As far as food, the cauliflower and short rib were stand out.

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BG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service per usual!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super attentive waiter knowledgeable about food allergies so they scored a lot of points there. Brussel sprouts and scallop dish were fantastic. Also enjoyed the shrimp entree. Nice take on old fashioned. I’ll be back.

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L
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our second visit and we love the place and so do our friends. burgers, fries, cauliflower, chicken, mussels -- all were outstanding. Michael, the server, also a standout.

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IR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Quiet Sunday night but great service and staff. The drinks are a solid undercard to the food. Food was delicious from starters to entrees and dessert was good but also felt a little too on the nose. We got a brownie ice cream sundae and although delicious could have gone for something more eclectic.

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K
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a nice restaurant for a small area. We were out of town, so not familiar with the area but food and staff were excellent. Wished we lived there to enjoy more.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were sat in the front and it felt like we were in a brightly lit hallway. Some of the food was great. Loved the gnocchi. Most of the food was just okay.

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DC
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience. Staff was terrific, as was the food.

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MO
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time. The food was perfect and the atmosphere and service inviting. We will be back again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food great drinks and excellent services. Will definitely be back !

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner! The service was great. Will come again!

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r
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and lovely atmosphere! Recommend the scallops and the crab and avocado toast.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of six adults and one baby met for Sunday brunch at 11. Excellent food, very friendly staff. At least three other groups with babies or small children which is great for the young parent brunch crowd.

Prices a little high for the portions.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Came here for drinks about a month ago and we knew we wanted to come back to eat here since the menu looked awesome. Decided to come back for brunch on St. Patty’s day but I was quiet disappointed with the service (the food was delicious).
I made open table reservations, and it specifically asked me if I wanted standard seating or a high top- I actually couldn’t even make a reservations unless I picked the kind of table. I picked a standard seating table and when we walk in they tried seating us on a high top by the bar- weird part was no one was seated in this area at all. I told her I didn’t want to sit there, and also mentioned I put standard seating on my open table reservation— which I’m assuming is something they can most definitely see. The main dining hall was full (standard seating) but the back dining hall (standard seating) just had one table seated- the rest was open. They made us wait until “they got a table ready” and essentially seated us in the back— at a table which had been ready since we walked in. The whole situation was uncomfortable and a waste of time so from that point on I wasn’t even thrilled to be there. As I mentioned the food was very good, just don’t think we would go back because of the lack of good service- disappointing because I was really looking forward to this place!

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F
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my husband out for a birthday dinner and we loved everything about this place! Friendly, attentive service, outstanding food, relaxed atmosphere; I can’t wait to go back. We had the cauliflower and mussels for starters, octopus and salmon for our main courses then finished up with lemon blueberry trifle. Everything was DIVINE! And there were still so many things we wanted to try. We’ll see you again soon John and Sean!

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BS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic. Service was helpful and very attentive. The space is huge and looks really cool. If it wasn't winter, it would be interesting to see the patio area.

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N
Dallas
113 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The food is just ok, I really want to like it better but it is mediocre.

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AV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my mother and wife out to dinner. Great ambiance and food was delicious.

Would visit again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience! We walked in for our reservation and it was ready right away. The staff were knowledge and quick but did not make us feel rushed.

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JC
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second trip there and we loved everything about it--the food was unusual and delicious, the service was extraordinary--attentive but not intrusive—and we had a great time.

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DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Monnie Burke's. Everything from the moment we walked in the door was perfect...the service, cocktails, appetizers and entree were all excellent. Enjoyed the mussels, pasta special and filet this time and they were all delicious! Highly recommend!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food is very expensive for a concrete menu that lacks depth.

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JV
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Found the food excellent and very fresh. Also like ambiance a lot. Only issue was with waiter. He was very pushy and seemed to want us to eat quickly and leave even though restaurant was not busy. Very annoying to say the least.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Seems like we were the first to know about brunch- food was fine, service awesome. Not sure we’d want to wait though

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MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food selections for vegetarian, pescatarian, and meat eaters alike. Great wine and cocktail lists. Awesome staff and service!

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h
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Second time at Monnies and it was delicious! Only thing was our server had a large table so someone else took over our table because she was busy. But everything came out on time and it was really good. I recommend the squash and hanger steaks

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First timer at Monnie Burke's....did not disappoint. I would recommend having a reservation. Hostess station was so pleasant, waiter was knowledgable and friendly. The owner stopped by our table to talk a bit. Nice touch. Food was excellent!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Will totally be back.

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RA
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group was seated quickly and on time per our reservation. The waiter was very knowledgeable on the menu and the drinks and also was witty and offered a refreshing banter while he was at the table. The food came out well timed and delicious. Will definitely go back to try other menu items!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The chef was flexible in providing a vegan entre, which was very good.

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